University/College/Further Education

Please find below a list of university, college and other further education opportunities that may be of interest to students.

'Introduction to Medicine' Careers Day- Tuesday 16th April

Every year the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust runs  the ‘Introduction to Medicine’ careers day aimed at Year 12 students who are aspiring medics. See more detail below;

Nuffield Research Placements – Summer 2019

Are you a student who currently receives a bursary?

Are you interested in continuing with a STEM subject at university?

If so, a Nuffield research placement could be the perfect enrichment opportunity for you and you may even be entitled to a bursary of up to £100 per week for the duration of the placement.   If you are interested please take a look at the advert here and the website that it refers you to, for more information.

Royal Holloway University

We are running a History taster day at Royal Holloway on 12 December. Click here for more detail.

 It will give students an opportunity to experience studying at university, alongside complementing their A Level courses. Royal Holloway is situated in Egham which is around 40-45 minutes on the direct trainline from Reading.


It features a lecture from prize winning author and scholar, Professor Humayun Ansari. The day is entitled, Power and Resistance: Rethinking Race and Imperialism in the Modern World. It offers workshop options which will be particularly useful for students studying Nazi Germany, the Making of Modern Britain, the British Empire or American History.

Click here for further detail on upcoming events.

The Marine Biological Association

Young Marine Biologists (YMB) Summit - Sunday 25th November, London

Click here for more information.

Bracknell and Wokingham College

Open Event -  Wednesday 14th November 4.00-7.00pm

Click here for more information.

Royal Holloway University of London

Space Talk

14 November 2018 6.00pm

Click here for more information.

Electronic Engineering Taster Days

21 November 2018, 6 February 2019, 20 March 2019, 22 May 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm

Click here for more information.

Information Evening at The Henley College

Tuesday 27th November 6.00pm – 8.30pm


Visitors can now register their free place at: . We are also planning to offer an Open Day very soon – details to follow.

Follow our social media- Facebook:


Instagram: thehenleycollege

University of Hertfordshire

There are a number of places available in Clearing for the September 2018 intake of the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree programme – and any students who are accepted onto this course will be eligible to undertake their clinical placements at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

About the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree
Health Careers - Therapeutic radiographer 
Radiography as a career
The role of Radiographers

University of Leicester

Got a question about Clearing and Adjustment or the 2019 application process?

From Monday 9 July to Thursday 19 July our team of experts will be available online from 9.30am to 4.30pm to answer any questions or queries you might have in the run up to the end of the school term and A-level results day.

Our chats will cover Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment, Student Finance, and much more. Our team will also be on hand to discuss how we can support you throughout the 2018/19 Academic year, including reference writing for 2019 applicants.
You can start your web chat at the link here

University of Leicester - Upcoming Events 2018/19

Schools’ Taster Conference – Friday 29 June, 10.00-3.30pm

Our annual Schools' Taster Conference taking place at Leicester on Friday 29 June features thought-provoking and engaging academic taster sessions across all of our undergraduate departments, an information fair for students to quiz our academics plus CPD sessions for teachers.


The Conference is aimed at those looking to start university in 2019 but younger students are welcome if they’re up for a challenge! You can reserve your school’s place (there’s no cap on numbers!) and/or students can register individual places for the event.


Medicine Calling – Saturday 8 September, all day

Medicine Calling is a fantastic event for those that are interested in either studying medicine or psychology at university, as this event is all about psychiatry!


This conference, attended by more than 200 students last year, is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about psychiatry and the varied, exciting, rewarding and challenging career it offers, as well as a chance to attend interactive workshops, and a chance to find out about how to apply to medicine.

 If any of your students would like to attend, they’ll need to email for an application form.


Brain Awareness Day - Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Open to anyone with an interest in studying psychology and neuroscience, including biology, medicine, genetics, physiology, pharmacology and health sciences. The day includes presentations, campus tours, live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet students and experts.

Bracknell and Wokingham College Open Event

Attend the event on Wednesday 27th June 2018 4-7pm and find out about the part time courses available. Click here for more details.

Reading University Taster Days

3rd July: English Literature Taster Day on Studying Contemporary Literature

11th July: English Language and Linguistics Taster Day on Language and Social Media

Our taster days are designed to give students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study at degree level.  On these free of charge days, students will sample lectures and activity based learning, work alongside other students interested in the subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at the University of Reading.

For more information about our taster days and for the individual online booking form please visit:

Unable to make these events?

If you or your students are not able to make it onto our Campus for one of these events then here are some other ways you can find out about us and our courses.

Digital Webinars

We are keen to launch a series of digital taster sessions online for English to give students a taste of our teaching. If you are interested in taking part in our pilots please email us at 


If you are interested in BA in English Literature or BA English Language and Linguistics then you may find the ‘Your Degree in a Nutshell’ documents of use. These booklets layout the degree pathways you can take and provide examples of modules students can study. These documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

Social Media

Our Twitter pages are kept up to date with events and news from the Departments. Our English Literature page is regularly maintained by our students as part of their ‘student take over’ during which they give explain what it is like to be a student with us. Their Facebook page will also be celebrating World Book Night on 23rd April which we hope will be an exciting event.  English Language’s twitter page can be found here.

Royal Veterinary College, University of London                 

Visiting Opportunities

The Open House events allow prospective students and their guests the chance to tour one or both campuses on the same day. During the Open House, guests will have an introductory talk; giving an insight into  courses and how to apply. They will then tour the campus with student ambassadors.

  • Saturday 10th February 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 1st July 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)

Please be aware that booking is essential and can be made at:

National Healthcare Weekend – Years 10 - 12

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Psychology

at the National Healthcare Weekend on the 24th and 25th March taking place in                                     London, Cardiff, and Birmingham: 8 conferences on different specialties on the same day!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.  

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

You can also see the attachment at the bottom of the page to view more details.

University Taster Days

These opportunities are relevant for Year 11 and Year 12 students at weekends, in Half term, Easter Holidays and after examinations.

They provide the opportunity to learn more about the content of degree course study and are useful preparation for assisting with UCAS applications and interviews. Please book to guarantee a place.

Royal Veterinary College

Veterinary Medicine

Vet Nursing

Biological Sciences


Queen Mary, London

Dentistry Taster Day


Royal Holloway

Computer Science Taster Day

Theatre & Performance Taster Day



Psychology Taster Day

Business Taster Day

Languages Taster Day

English Taster Day

University of Westminster

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Day

Economics Taster Day

Digital Media Arts Taster Day

Finance Taster


Kings College, London

Classics Taster course

English Language & Linguistics

Geography Taster Day

Global Health & Social Medicine



Investment, Risk Management & Banking &

Actuarial Science Taster  &

Optometry Taster Day

Radiography Taster Day

Midwifery Taster Day

Nursing Taster Day

Speech Therapy Taster Day

Criminology Taster

Sociology Taster

Journalism Taster

Structural Engineering Taster &

Mechanical and Aeronautics Taster &

Engineering Taster

Maths Taster

Law Taster

Business Management Taster  

Accounting Taster


Architectural Technology Taster



Social Sciences Taster Day



Psychology Taster Day

History Taster Day

Economics Taster Day

Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing Taster Day -

Music Performance, Technology & Stagecraft

Politics & International Relations Taster Course

Anthropology Taster course

Chinese Studies Taster course

South Bank

Product, Engineering Product and Special Effects Taster

Engineering Experience Day


Performing Arts Day – Comedy, Performing Arts & Production

Musical Theatre Day

Choreography & Dance Day

Business Management & Events Management Day

History Taster Day

Psychology, Criminology & Forensic Studies Day

Primary Education [Teaching] Day

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Taster Day for Languages, History and Languages and History of Art

On Friday 16th February, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, will be holding a Taster Day for young women in Year 12 from state schools who are interested in studying either Modern and Medieval Languages, History and Modern Languages, or History of Art at undergraduate level. The programme will include sessions providing information on the content and structure of these courses, as well as taster sessions led by subject specialists at the University of Cambridge. Please find attached a provisional programme for the day. For further information, or to book your place, please email Dr Hazel Collinson ( The deadline for booking places is Friday 19th January.

University of Bath- Taster events in February

Spotlight on Social Sciences

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with workshops taken from our eight social sciences degree courses- Criminology, Education with Psychology, International Development with Economics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work.

Students will be able to:

  • find out more about our social sciences degree courses
  • tour our university campus
  • meet and learn from our social sciences lecturers and researchers
  • attend two social science workshops
  • meet some of our current social sciences students
  • find out about placement opportunities, careers and employability.

This event will take place on Thursday 1st Feb 2018 from 0930 - 1500.

Spotlight on Sport, Exercise & Health

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with interactive workshops taken from the University's prestigious sports degree programmes.
Students will be able to:

  • find out more about the prestigious sports degree programmes offered at Bath
  • tour our outstanding sports facilities and laboratories
  • meet and learn from University lecturers and researchers
  • attend two sport workshops
  • meet some of our athletes and students studying our sports degrees
  • find out about placements, careers and employability
  • receive information, advice and guidance on perfecting their UCAS application.

This event will take place on Friday 2nd Feb 2018 from 1000 - 1500.

These events are free-of-charge, and will take place at the University of Bath.  In order to apply to take part in either event, you should e-mail  to obtain a booking form.


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  • Equality and diversity
  • Information, advice and guidance

Business Services

  • Business administration
  • Customer service
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  • Introducing caring for children and young people
  • Understanding behaviour that challenges

Health and Social Care

  • Awareness of mental health problems
  • Common health conditions
  • Preparing to work in adult social care
  • Principles of care planning
  • Principles of customer service for Health and Social Care settings
  • Principles of dementia care
  • Principles of end of life care
  • Principles of infection control
  • Principles of working with people with learning disabilities
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Understanding Autism
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NEW COURSE! Canterbury Christ Church will be offering a BSc (Honours) in Physiotherapy with the first intake in September 2018. To find out more click here.

Canterbury Christ Church University- Click here to find upcoming open days.

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Click here to visit the Medschools online resources.

Kier and UWE Quantity Surveyor- Click here to view early careers opportunities.

University of Leicester - Free presentations and interactive workshops in the Autumn term

  • Why University? (Year 12 , Year 11 or Year 10)
  • Student Finance (Year 13)
  • Study Skills (Year 12 , 13)

 Click here to book.

University of Leicester - Lecture opportunities

Topic Date Information Booking
Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture  Tuesday 7th November 2017  The University of Leicester will welcome Hollywood personality David Puttnam to campus to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The times are changin’’. Full details and online booking for free tickets can be found here.

Literary Leicester 2017

Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th November 2017 Each year we bring renowned and up-and-coming novelists, playwrights and poets to provide their expertise to audiences across the region; all for free. This year, children’s authors Jeremy Strong, Anne Fine and Philip Reeve will be part of our fantastic line-up.   To find out more, please click here.

University of Bath - Science Webinars

Webinar topic


Time Information
Studying Physics at Bath Wednesday 1st November 2017


An introduction to our physics courses and what it’s like to study at Bath.
Find out whether a placement is for you Thursday 2nd November 2017 16:00pm-17:00pm Why you should consider a science degree with a placement year at Bath.
How to succeed in your EPQ Course start date: Monday 13 November   Helps students to decide whether an EPQ is right for them, and has lots of advice on how to successfully complete the EPQ and to use it to strengthen a university application.

Inside Cancer

Course start date: Monday 11 December   Explores how genes influence cancer development. Learners will discover more about the fundamental biological concepts that inform our current understanding of cancer development, the molecular genetics behind it and its spread within the body.